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AP's 1962 Beach Buggy Resto - Mk5 Volksrod

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Reply #30 on: June 29, 2013, 08:41:31 PM
that is coming along nicely only 2 weeks left and the worst is already completed.


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Reply #31 on: June 30, 2013, 10:52:00 PM
yeah it coming along nicely.

hit a bit of a snag with the alternator i noticed after fitting it up to check for sizes etc. the bolts that held on the dynamo are too short to clear the alternator fixing bracket.

im not sure what to do. got a few options. i dont suppose you'll know if those bolts on the fanshroud unscrew?

the one on the far left did. i cant feel a bolt head on the right hand one and so far its not budged. since the left one did i cant help but think that one should too

my idea was to grind it off the re-tap the hole if it wont come out.

one step forward 2 back eh!
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Reply #32 on: July 05, 2013, 05:02:47 PM
Well im at my witts end with the wiring. i just cant seem to get anything going on the starter or ignition side of things. got all the lights going though.

called in some professional help to hopefully finish the wiring off. looks like i will miss my deadline but i cant make the glamis castle show due to work as it is :-(

will hopefully be on the road asap. bit of a downer but at least the wiring will be done by a pro.
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Reply #33 on: July 05, 2013, 05:10:23 PM
I feel for you mate :( I hate wiring :-\ bleugh :'( >:( 

Had a mission with mine and still not done properly, got headlights working but horn stopped working figured leave as is need headlights more as for horn I can just shout at people!! ;D ;D


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Reply #34 on: July 05, 2013, 05:20:35 PM
haha shout and throw stuff is the solution for everything!   ;-)up
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Reply #35 on: July 07, 2013, 05:30:17 PM
its alive!!

turns out im not such a terrible electrican after all

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJPsHgI6NIY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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Reply #36 on: July 07, 2013, 08:06:21 PM
great stuff a running engine is good for motorvation as it can be driven .


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Reply #37 on: July 07, 2013, 08:19:31 PM
need the seat first... or do i?!?! :D

it has been great. i know im nearly there. ive wired everything but the wipers. ill do them and neaten everything up. get insurance amd whisk it 2mins down the road for an mot and tax.
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Reply #38 on: July 07, 2013, 08:23:27 PM
I know of someone who went up to Blackpool in his Mini, had the seats robbed while he was up there and (supposedly) drove back on deckchairs  ???
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Reply #39 on: July 07, 2013, 09:00:22 PM
I know of someone who went up to Blackpool in his Mini, had the seats robbed while he was up there and (supposedly) drove back on deckchairs  ???
Years ago I had the drivers seat stolen out of my hire car in Fuertaventura and drove back to the airport sitting on our bags ;-)up :D ;D ;D


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Reply #40 on: July 07, 2013, 10:59:17 PM
I know of someone who went up to Blackpool in his Mini, had the seats robbed while he was up there and (supposedly) drove back on deckchairs  ???
Years ago I had the drivers seat stolen out of my hire car in Fuertaventura and drove back to the airport sitting on our bags ;-)up :D ;D ;D

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Reply #41 on: July 11, 2013, 10:02:15 PM
 ;D ;D

who in the right mind would steal the drivers seat on its own?!? hahaha!

in build related news... tidying up the wiring and starting to mark out the new carpets i got from cbsonline.

iv also made my own custom wiper wiring loom. very ugly looking but only real way i could get the wipers to work on the.switch i have

 
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Reply #43 on: July 11, 2013, 11:46:31 PM
Hi Buddy

Take a look here

http://www.beachbuggy.info/index.php/topic,2206.msg24006.html#msg24006

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ahh awesome. thanks!

that looks a lot easier than what i eventually got in the end..

 
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Reply #44 on: July 17, 2013, 07:54:01 PM
the past few days have been nonstop getting it ready for its mot.

finished doing all the leccys so everything works bar the fuel guage. it worked the first few starts etc but now stuck on 0.
is. would this fail an mot?
 now im waiting for some bolts fo hold the seats in and two of those tiny little speedo dash light bulbs for the indicator and one for the dash to illuminate.

hopefully in the road for monday :-)
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